Riverdale Inn

1521 Riverside Avenue, Jacksonville, Florida 32204
Innkeeper(s): Daniel Waln
 

Gilmore

Up to $140.00 / night

The smaller of the two rooms comprising the Carriage House’s Lancaster Suite, The Gilmore is an intimate space meant for sharing. The Riverdale’s Carriage House was once home to the Kelly family’s cherished steeds along with the elaborate coaches they would pilot. Today, this restored Queen Anne style bungalow welcomes travelers from all over the world. . Rent the Gilmore by itself or with the adjoining Lancaster Room to create a large two bedroom, two bath Suite. The kids can have their own room while you enjoy the serenity of your own private hideaway.

Room: 9 - Petite Lancaster - $140.00
Location: Carriage House - Floor 1
Bed: Queen
Bath: Tub with Shower

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Margaret's Window

From $150.00 / night

Once a porch used by the Kelly family to bask in the afternoon sun, Margaret's Window is a charming spot to make your temporary home. Seven windows surround you, allowing you to gaze upon the open sky. The pale yellow walls and original heart of pine floors join together with streaming natural light, making this quaint room undeniably cheerful. The room features a queen bed and comfortable workspace to use our free wireless Internet. There is a digital air conditioning / heating unit for your individual comfort. A walk-in shower and pedestal sink in the bathroom complete this intimate space.

Room: 3 - Margaret's Window - $150.00
Location: Main House - Floor 2
Bed: Queen
Bath: Shower

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Windsor Suite

From $220.00 / night

Escape to this tranquil hideaway for an excursion you won't soon forget. Encompassing half of the top floor, the Windsor Suite offers a level of privacy suited for both romance and solitude alike. Architectual details such as original heart of pine floors, gabled ceiling and dormer windows pay tribute to Jacksonville's rich history. A majestic view of the city skyline and it's beutifully illuminated bridges greets you from the large window rising above the heavenly king sized bed with custom made canopy. The business traveler can take advantage of free wireless Internet access at an antique desk or while curled up on a plush oversized chair. There is a digital air conditioing/heating unit, as well as a ceiling fan, for your individual comfort. The spacious bathroom features a large tiled walk-in shower, a pedestal sink and a two person jacuzzi tub with picture window overlooking the stately palms of Riverside Avenue. An adjacent sitting area, just outside the entryway, completes the Windsor Suite. This cozy alcove with floor to ceiling windows, comfortable couch and game table with chess board is a great spot for lively conversation or quiet reflection. Whatever the reason for your visit, lasting memories are sure to be made in this sublime space.

Room: 8 - Windsor Suite - $220.00
Location: Main House - Floor 3
Bed: King
Bath: Two Person Jacuzzi and separate Shower

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Oak

From $170.00 / night

Feel like you are on top of the world or, at the very least, within the walls of a whimsical tree house in this thir floor charmer. Aptly titled, The Oak Room looks out upon an ancient live oak covered in delicate Spanish moss, gently illuminated when evening falls. A gabled ceiling, original heart of pine floors and a color palette of sage green and soft yellow contribute to the room's earthy appeal. Open the large dormer window and the enjoy breezes from the nearby St. John’s River. Or just take in the lovely view of historic Riverside Avenue and Memorial Park. The bathroom features a walk-in shower and pedestal sink. In this grand old space, a remote controlled digital air conditioning/heating unit and free wireless Internet access serve as the sole reminders that you are alive and very well in the 21st century.

Room: 7 - Oak - $170.00
Location: Main House - Floor 3
Bed: King
Bath: Shower

 

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Bishop Gate

From $170.00 / night

Wind the staircase to the third floor, pass under an exquisite 19th century crystal chandelier, and arrive at Bishopgate’s door. This airy corner room is a favorite of our guests. Awash with natural light, a palette of soft colors and an almost surreal quiet, the Bishopgate is as peaceful as it is charming. A perfect place to sip your morning coffee, a bistro table and two Windsor chairs sits within a large dormer window, offering a splendid view of the historic district and Memorial Park. Or just kick back on the plush loveseat. That is if you can get out of the sumptuous king sized bed. The business traveler will love the WI-FI enabled work station. It is tucked away in a unique alcove, crafted from the room’s gabled ceiling and distinct lines. A digital air conditioning/heating unit with remote allows you to control the room’s temperature. The bathroom features a walk-in shower and pedestal sink. A sense of a bygone era combined with a modern sensibility, the Bishopgate is sure to delight every taste.

Room: 6 - Bishopgate - $170.00
Location: Main House - Floor 3
Bed: King
Bath: Shower

 

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St. John's

From $180.00 / night

Deep red tones and toile accents, along with original heart of pine floors, await you in this elegant corner room. Two large windows frame the unique bed, it’s headboard crafted from a one hundred year old door, showcasing stunning views of the illuminated bridges and skyline of downtown Jacksonville. Two additional windows allow you to lose yourself among the swaying palms and live oaks of Riverside Avenue while relaxing on an original built-in upholstered window seat. There is even a window in the tub/shower combination, letting natural light stream in and awaken your senses. Custom draperies, Persian rug and delightful rocking chair complete the refined décor. An antique writing desk, along with free wireless Internet access, is perfect for setting up a temporary office. As with all of our rooms, there is a digital air conditioning / heating unit for your individual comfort. Come see why the St. John's room is a perrenial favorite of the business traveler and pleasure seeker alike.

Room: 5 - St. John's - $180.00
Location: Main House - Floor 2
Bed: King
Bath: Tub with shower

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Roosevelt

From $180.00 / night

Take a step onto the original heart of pine floors in the Roosevelt room and take a step back in time. Shades of sage green complement the Spanish moss hanging just outside your window enveloping you as you lay upon the elegant king sized bed with antique velvet tufted headboard. Sit upon the hand woven Oriental rug and enjoy the gentle glow of an original fireplace. The room features period furnishings, including an exquisite tiger maple gentleman’s chest and secretary desk. Soak the day away in the large oak rimmed claw foot tub, which doubles as a shower. In keeping with the vintage feel, the bathroom features an old water closet style toilet with high tank and pedestal sink. There is a digital air conditioning/heating unit, as well as a ceiling fan, for your individual comfort. Free wireless Internet access allows you to stay current while surrounded by the past.

Room: 4 - Roosevelt - $180.00
Location: Main House - Floor 2
Bed: King
Bath: Clawfoot tub with shower

 

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Shadowlawn

From $190.00 / night

This beautiful corner room features large wrap around windows that overlook Riverside Avenue and the treetops of Lancaster Street. Pale yellow walls accent the original heart of pine flooring, antique oriental rug, crown molding, custom draperies, turn of the century armoire and king sized four poster Bernhardt iron bed. The business traveler will find a cozy work area to take advantage of our free wireless Internet access. The Shadowlawn has a digital air conditioning / heating unit, as well as a ceiling fan, for your individual comfort. The bathroom features a spacious walk-in shower and pedestal sink.

Room: 1 - Shadowlawn - $190.00
Location: Main House - Floor 2
Bed: King
Bath: Shower

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Park Suite

From $220.00 / night

Our most spacious and elegant room, the Park Suite is perfect for a romantic getaway or a relaxing escape from a hectic workday. Catch a glimpse of the St. John's River on the horizon through the draping Spanish moss hanging from the centuries old oak tree just outside your window. Enjoy a glass of wine or take advantage of our free wireless Internet while resting on a loveseat in front of the gorgeous tiled fireplace with hand crafted mantle. The room features original heart of pine floors complimented by a one of a kind Persian rug, spectacular crown molding, hand made window treatments, antique secretary desk, marble topped wardrobe and king sized four poster iron bed. The Park Suite has a digital air conditioning / heating unit, as well as a ceiling fan, for your individual comfort. The bathroom features a large walk-in shower and pedestal sink. Treat yourself to a stay in this lavish room. You may never want to leave.

Room: 2 - Park Suite - $220.00
Location: Main House - Floor 2
Bed: King
Bath: Shower

 

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Lancaster

From $170.00 / night

The larger of the two rooms located in the inn’s carriage house, a picturesque building teeming with historical significance, the Lancaster is private retreat all your own. The carriage house’s rare double jerkin-head cross gable roof has the distinction of being the only known to exist in Jacksonville and among the few left in Florida. Just steps away from all the historic district has to offer, this ground level room is both spacious and comfortable. Ideal for extended stays, the Lancaster comes complete with a small refrigerator and microwave. A large WI-FI enabled work area is perfect for keeping connected. When rented along with the adjoining Petite Lancaster, this two-bedroom /two-bath Suite becomes the area’s best choice for group accommodations.

Room: 10 - Lancaster - $170.00
Location: Carriage House - Floor 1
Bed: King
Bath: Tub with Shower

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  • Policies

    • Please make advance reservations via telephone or book online to assure room availability.
    • A credit card is required to obtain a confirmed reservation. Please note the cancellation policy below before committing to a reservation.
    • Rates may change without notice and may vary for special events except for confirmed reservation.
    • All rates are subject to a 13% state/bed tax. The 7% state sales tax plus 6% bed tax is placed on all hotel rooms in Duval County.
    • To reserve the entire Inn a signed contract is required, please contact the Innkeeper.
    • Normal occupancy is two people per room. Additional person (room size permitting) is $30 per night.
    • We permit pets under 20 pounds. Pets can not be left in the room alone nor unsupervised in the public areas of the Inn.
    • Handicap - The Main House does not have vertical accessibility (i.e. elevator) for the guest rooms (second and third floors). The Carriage house has two rooms on the ground floor but is not handicap compliant.
    • For reservations exceeding more then three nights (single reservation or multiple rooms), a 50% of the entire stay's rate, is due when booking the reservation. We accept American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover. For alternate arrangements, please contact the innkeeper.
    • For Corporate reservations secured by a company credit card, the cancellation requirement may be waived at the discretion of the Inn. Please inquire before making a reservation.
    • Group bookings of four or more rooms require a 30 day cancellation notice for return of the deposit.
    • Normal check in time is 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. For late arrivals, please call for instructions on the procedure for arrival after 9:00 p.m.
    • Check-out is at 11:00 a.m.
    • Early check-in and check-out is available by prior arrangement only. Each is subject to an additional $25 per hour.
    • A full hardy breakfast is provided each morning to start your day off right.
    • Afternoon tea is from 1 PM to 3 PM Friday and Saturday for both our lodging guests and the public with reservations. Large parties may be accommodated on other days then Friday or Saturday. Please contact the innkeepers for additional information.
    • The Gum Bunch Pub (full liquor) hours of operation is until 9 PM for our lodging guests only. After hours, the Pub is available via the honor system.
    • Smoking is not allowed anywhere inside the inn. The porches and baconies are availabe for smoking with ash trays provided.  Smoking in the inn will result in an additional charge of $150 for the fumingation of the room.


    Cancellation and Early Checkout Policy

    • Should your plans change, be sure to call within the following guidelines. A cancellation charge of one day or 50% of the total reservation whichever is greater will be taken at time of cancellation. If the cancellation is within the guidelines, a cancellation number will be given to insure a cancellation charge is not taken. If an email address is provided, a cancellation letter will sent to confirm.
    • For early checkout, you are responsible for the entire reservation and will be charged as such if the remainder of the reservation can not be rebooked. If unsure of the policy, contact the innkeeper for clarification.
    • Please note a multiple room reservation is added together for the total of "reserved nights". For example, two rooms reserved for four nights would be 8 reserved nights. For this example, the 8 reserved nights cancellation period is 14 days.

    Reserved Nights / Cancellation prior to arrival / Payment
    1 / 48 hours / Arrival
    2-6 / 7 days / Arrival
    7 / 14 days / Arrival
    Groups with 4 rooms or more / 30 days / 7 days prior to arrival
    Groups with entire inn / 40 days / 14 days prior to arrival